Commission on POST

Academy Instructor Certificate Program

The Academy Instructor Certificate Program (AICP) establishes instructor training and certification requirements for academies in the program. Its purpose is to recognize demonstrated competency levels in education and training experience for each instructor, which, in turn, improves the overall professionalism, quality, and effectiveness of law enforcement training. The AICP Guidelines and Curriculum (pdf) provides a set of guidelines and curriculum.

During 2007, the POST Commission approved the creation of the Instructor Development Institute (IDI) as a subcategory of the AICP.  The IDI curriculum was subdivided into four Academy Instructor Certification Courses (AICC) Levels 1-4.  The purpose of the IDI curriculum design is to "provide multi-level, multi-track programs to develop professionalism in the delivery of law enforcement instruction.